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The assets of Canada’s top 10 capital accumulation plan providers increased by 12.9 per cent over the previous year, from roughly $250,366 million at June 30, 2022 to $282,772 million at June 30, 2023, according to the latest report by the Canadian Institutional Investment Network. The CIIN, which is a companion site to Benefits Canada […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2023 December 22, 2023
  • 09:00

When the dust settles from the coronavirus pandemic, what environmental, social and governance lessons will shine through? A recent blog post by Fiona Reynolds, chief executive officer of the Principles for Responsible Investment, pointed to differences between this crisis and the crisis of 2008. “While there are certainly parallels with the global financial crisis just […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 8, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 09:11

When it comes to global infrastructure investments, Canadian pension funds are at the forefront. In fact, seven Canadian institutional investors made the list of the top 20 infrastructure investors worldwide, according to a report by Preqin Ltd. “Between them, these top institutions have invested a total of $106 billion in the infrastructure asset class through […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 09:04

Private equity firms appear to be having a tough time attracting younger talent to their teams and an even tougher time getting that talent to stick around, according to EY’s 2020 global private equity survey report. More than half (60 per cent) of those surveyed by EY said they experience some difficulty in attracting employees […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 28, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 08:49
Caisse boosts stake in Indian solar producer, CPPIB forms joint venture on Brazilian residential real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing a further US$75 million in Azure Power Global Ltd., an independent solar power developer in India. Once the deal is approved by Azure shareholders, the investment will raise the Caisse’s stake in the company, from 41.4 per cent to 49.4 per cent. In October 2018, […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 12, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 08:27
How Do Canadian Pension Plans Feel About Investing at Home?

Pension plans lukewarm on Canadian investments despite recent market strength.

Plan Sponsors Eager to Take Risk Off The Table

A recent Benefits Canada pulse survey teases out the risks that really keep pension funds up at night.

More Pension Plans Using Target-date Funds as Default Option

Target-date funds easier, simpler and secure: CAP Benchmark Report

Top Asset Classes in 2015

When it comes to new institutional money, which asset classes pulled in the most in 2015?

  • May 18, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 16:37